Whistleblower hotline: (213) 785-6098

Friday, April 08, 2011

Friday Free for All

Stories for you to check out and comment on.

You don't often hear those two names together nor the two bloggers ever agreeing but Phil Jennerjahn and Mulholland Terrace are both big fans of The Masters.

Apparently the City of Los Angeles has declared war on murals on private property, destroying them in the Fairfax District and in North Hollywood.

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez complains to MSNBC (via LatinoPoliticsBlog) that she might not get paid if the government shuts down.

Who knew? Judge Vaughn Walker, the 67 year old jurist that ruled the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, has come out as gay himself.

Getting ready for a run for City Controller, should Wendy Greuel stay in the race for Mayor, Dennis Zine has angled himself the plum position of the Chairmanship of the City Council Audits Committee.

Labels: , , , , , ,


Anonymous Anonymous said:


Here is why you're a moron.

You keep putting Phil Jennerjahn's name on your Hotsheets, but then you cry like a pussy when people comment about him.

Except, you protect him like he's your child, when it gets all "rough & tumble," as you're fond of saying.

You either allow comments about him, and STFU about it, or prohibit them, like you did with Zuma Dogg's name. And you saw how the clickety clicks fell off when you banned ZD's stories from being discussed here.

Where do you stand? It appears you're in favor of allowing comments about Phil. I guess the question is, when will you stop editing out the ones which he's too sensitive to handle.

He's not sensitive about dishing out criticism, so let the boy deal with being on the receiving end.

Or stop mentioning him.

With respect to the Master's point on his blog, as always, the comment isn't so much about the Master's, as it is about him telling about HIS experience going to it once. It's always about Phil in Phil's world.

April 08, 2011 7:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Muruals must be approved by the city Department of Culture Affairs or they are illegal.

And, let Laura Sanchez go without a paycheck. Then she will know how everyone else is suffering from their overspending.

April 08, 2011 7:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B-

Since Obama went into Libya without the approval of Congress, it's un-Constitutional.

Shouldn't he be impeached for an illegal war, just like you said "Dubya" should have been impeached for Iraq, even though he DID have Congressional approval?

Or is this the type of thing where you dance around the subject and not answer, or you answer a different question.

It's funny: when it's your post, you just delete the comment.

But today it's Higby's post, you hypocrite!


April 08, 2011 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Harry Reid is crying like a pussy right now.

Maybe he shouldn't have squandered a MILLION DOLLARS on a "Cowboy Poetry Festival" in Nevada.

So funny to watch the Dems cry like pussies about a budget that THEY should have, but didn't pass.

That's why the Republicans, Conservatives and Tea Party peeps are in the driver's seat now.

Ha ha ha
Good one!

April 08, 2011 8:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, noone cares about Phil "the homophobe" Jennerjahn or Mulholland "Hic" Terrace.

April 08, 2011 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just looping back to our last local election -- but can someone check and see if the City building inspector from Eagle Rock that was just charged with TAKING BRIBES was the same one that Huizar supposedly "sicced" on poor Rudy Martinez's restaurant patio?

Shouldn't the "L.A. Weakly" be followig up on their own B.S. stories?

Or, do they REALLy just have to be "right" for one day?

April 08, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Four City Councilmembers hit with ethics fines -- and Mayor Sam ignores it.

This blog sucks dead bears for local political news:


April 08, 2011 7:05 PM  

Blogger Poppy said:

What do YOU think would make downtown Los Angeles more daVine? Have your say --by Sunday April 10:


April 08, 2011 9:50 PM  

Anonymous James McCuen said:

If you read the first link, the mural was properly approved and the company under Contract to the City admitted it made a mistake.

Furthermore, this company accessed a locked gate to this private property. They are supposed to have the owner's release before doing their work.

Its funny how the City goes after small things, then gives away the farm and breaks own rules for wealthy developers like AEG in Downtown LA.

April 09, 2011 5:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

James: "Its funny how the City goes after small things, then gives away the farm and breaks own rules for wealthy developers like AEG in Downtown LA.:

It's not funny at all. But it's not surprising given that the local media, for the most part, gives elected officials a pass most of the time, deigning that such minor matters like doing favors and making exceptions isn't news worthy.

Am I paranoid, or has anyone else notices that Google Alerts aint what it used to be?

Higby, you said its a Free For All, so I'm going off topic a little.

The blogs have increasingly been fulfilling a vital role in alerting people to stories that the electeds want swept under the mat. Sometimes, the blogs succeed in outing a scandal and provoking lazy editors to green light a story they otherwise would bury. But the role of blogs is under attack. Some elected seem to have worked out a way to filter the dissemination of information.

Has anyone noticed how Google Alerts does not pick up blog posts on certain elected officials, when it used to? Higby, you're an expert on this, but is it possible that Google can be asked to block sites because say, Mayor Villaraigosa or Carmen Trutanich does not like seeing negative comments about them?

You may well ask why are Google Alerts important? After all, only those people who are interested in themselves or others, program their account to give them alerts. One reason, I can assure you, is that every elected official either personally or through one of their flunkies, monitors each and every news bite about themselves or their friends and enemies ("frenemies" as they are known).

Have you ever wondered why, when the City of LA paid for BlackBerry chirps, a frown develops on the forehead of the reader? Yup, it's a Google Alert showing a blog post calling Trutanich a thug, the Mayor a crook, Jan Perry a hamburger or any number of negatives. And it pisses these people off big time.

It pisses them off not only because of their inflated egos, but also because they know their 'frenemies' now have something to use against them. But Google Alerts also gives reporters a heads up on developing stories, and if they have found a way to control the flow of information, as I think they have, then there's a big problem for us all.

April 09, 2011 7:24 AM  

Anonymous g said:


April 13, 2011 4:39 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home